1 Veils and variability. 2 The menstrual cycle from menarche through menopause. 3 "Complaints," causes and cures. 4 Taboo. 5 The sexual cycle. 6 Witch doctors. 7 Congratulations, today you are a woman. 8 Woman in the moon. 9 Unveiled and invisible. 10 Changes. Appendix: The questionnaire
'...separates the realities from the myths and taboos of the centuries and reveals their hidden effects on the life, sexuality, and self-image of women and men....a large and continually fascinating investigation of everything connected with, and implicit in, the linked experiences of menstruation and menopause.'